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post #10756 of 11943
Wow, lots of diatribe action going on today!!!

I'm flabbergasted that people don't follow standard file naming conventions such as Artist / Album / Track # - Track Name. Ripping software does this for you. Amazon and Apple do this for you, but a lot of other companies selling music online have absolutely atrocious tagging practices! This unfortunately puts the onus on the buyer to fix tags and set up a logical file hierarchy. It's not that hard, and most tagging software can automate these operations.

Take a deep breath, learn best practices for tagging and file organization, put those in action, and be happier smily_headphones1.gif.

That's my approach, and I don't run into problems. I can even build a DB with the same card in either my Fiio or iBasso DAPs without any problems whatsoever.
post #10757 of 11943
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Originally Posted by nmatheis View Post

Wow, lots of diatribe action going on today!!!

I'm flabbergasted that people don't follow standard file naming conventions such as Artist / Album / Track # - Track Name. Ripping software does this for you. Amazon and Apple do this for you, but a lot of other companies selling music online have absolutely atrocious tagging practices! This unfortunately puts the onus on the buyer to fix tags and set up a logical file hierarchy. It's not that hard, and most tagging software can automate these operations.

Take a deep breath, learn best practices for tagging and file organization, put those in action, and be happier smily_headphones1.gif.

That's my approach, and I don't run into problems. I can even build a DB with the same card in either my Fiio or iBasso DAPs without any problems whatsoever.
Amen
post #10758 of 11943
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

I browse by folder. I have properly named files. The X5 UI is not immature. It is close to flawless in terms of covering the basics in my view. It lacks exactly one important basic feature. It should be possible to return to the Now Playing screen from the file browser without losing your place in the browser. Currently you get pushed to the top of the directory tree every time that you exit the browser.

 

Overall the X5 has a good UI. If you are satisfied with crap files, you have already chosen your position in the food chain.

I'm totally agree with you. I'm having X5 for more than one month and I'm really happy with its sound and its features. There are two problems in firmware: 1- you can't play all songs of an artist. 2- X5 forget the directory tree every time that go back to the first page or every time that you shut down the player.

post #10759 of 11943

I got an X5 yesterday and I am really impressed with its sound quality. I immediately paired it with my LCD-2's and was surprised that it drove them (albeit with all the volume and gain it had) and how excellent it sounded.

 

I originally picked up the E-18 to use with my Note 3, but the phone prove to be an insurmountable pit of terrible sound. The OTG USB worked well, but it's still not a good source.  I knew I should have gone with a standalone player and rectified that decision a week later.

 

The usability of the device was never in question for me. The unlabeled buttons in an 'X' layout said as much. Fortunately, my fingers are pretty good with muscle memory and I haven't had any issue learning which button does what. The UI still needs a lot of refinement, but it's more than workable as it is. My biggest issue is that I can't change the volume without turning the screen on first. (I just tested this again and the volume only changes one click at a time. Holding the volume rocker instead just skips songs. Still not intuitive, though.)

 

The other thing I've discovered is HDtracks. Wow, 24-bit songs with high sample rates are civilization. I had forgotten what this sounded like since the demise of SACDs. Just one more gigantic reason to ditch the smartphone as a music source.

 

Unfortunately, I only have 16 Gig cards laying around, so my space for these 5,000 kbps albums is still limited. It reminds me of my first MP3 player and trying to stuff 256 kbps songs into 32 megabytes of storage.

post #10760 of 11943

I just don't understand the arguments of people who are bellyaching because FiiO released a product with immature firmware. What were they supposed to do, sit on a completed piece of hardware while spending six to twelve months working out the kinks in the software? Let all the money they invested in development go unrecouped while the product languishes in their lab because it's not "mature"? That's not how business works.

 

And for everyone who thinks that FiiO's short period of time making DAPs is no excuse because other companies matured their own products years ago, well... it's not exactly as if those companies are sharing their proprietary code under GNU, is it?

 

I mean, everyone here knows that FiiO is working their hardest to address as many of the issues as they can. Yes, it's been several months since release. And that's with hundreds of us having bought the product and giving feedback based on a wide array of different needs and usage patterns. Just imagine how long it would have taken them if they were just field testing it on their own all this time!

 

There are a lot of bugs, feature needs and unexpected issues that just can't be identified, let alone solved, without a large number of people owning and giving feedback on the product. That was true of the iPod, it's true of the X5, and it's true of, well, just about any newcomer to an electronics industry.

 

It's all well and good to not wish to be an early adopter for this very reason. But anyone who purchased an X5 and didn't know this is what they were getting into just didn't do their research before buying, and that is their own fault.

post #10761 of 11943
I get the feeling that many complaining have bought this as a gadget. Those that love listening to music are happily enjoying the music without pondering every facility it may or may not have.
post #10762 of 11943

Hi guys

 

Have just taken delivery of (I bought it) the HS11 clear case for the X5.  Here's a few photos for anyone who's interested.  I love it - protection for the rear and sides, slimline, and allows the actual X5 to shine - rather than just the cases / covers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Click pictures for the larger images)

post #10763 of 11943
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

Hi guys

 

Have just taken delivery of (I bought it) the HS11 clear case for the X5.  Here's a few photos for anyone who's interested.  I love it - protection for the rear and sides, slimline, and allows the actual X5 to shine - rather than just the cases / covers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Click pictures for the larger images)

 

nice photos :) 

post #10764 of 11943
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Originally Posted by Age8E View Post
 

I just don't understand the arguments of people who are bellyaching because FiiO released a product with immature firmware. What were they supposed to do, sit on a completed piece of hardware while spending six to twelve months working out the kinks in the software? Let all the money they invested in development go unrecouped while the product languishes in their lab because it's not "mature"? That's not how business works.

 

And for everyone who thinks that FiiO's short period of time making DAPs is no excuse because other companies matured their own products years ago, well... it's not exactly as if those companies are sharing their proprietary code under GNU, is it?

 

I mean, everyone here knows that FiiO is working their hardest to address as many of the issues as they can. Yes, it's been several months since release. And that's with hundreds of us having bought the product and giving feedback based on a wide array of different needs and usage patterns. Just imagine how long it would have taken them if they were just field testing it on their own all this time!

 

There are a lot of bugs, feature needs and unexpected issues that just can't be identified, let alone solved, without a large number of people owning and giving feedback on the product. That was true of the iPod, it's true of the X5, and it's true of, well, just about any newcomer to an electronics industry.

 

It's all well and good to not wish to be an early adopter for this very reason. But anyone who purchased an X5 and didn't know this is what they were getting into just didn't do their research before buying, and that is their own fault.

 

thanks for your understanding, it is true that the world change, and smart company will try their best to provide extra features and fix some bugs as bonus. for example, we have never promise that x3 will supports USB DAC, or DSD playback, but we did.

 

we have not listed that x3 will supports playlist, but we are working in this , we have not promise that x3 will supports 32bit format but it can now, and lots of other feature, and as you can see, that Apple also released IOS7 for their iphone. so I hope people

 

can understand what we are working in and there are not perfect products.

post #10765 of 11943
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post
 

 

thanks for your understanding, it is true that the world change, and smart company will try their best to provide extra features and fix some bugs as bonus. for example, we have never promise that x3 will supports USB DAC, or DSD playback, but we did.

 

we have not listed that x3 will supports playlist, but we are working in this , we have not promise that x3 will supports 32bit format but it can now, and lots of other feature, and as you can see, that Apple also released IOS7 for their iphone. so I hope people

 

can understand what we are working in and there are not perfect products.

 

James, yours and Joe's ongoing communication with the community and demonstrated commitment to updating and improving your product makes it worthwhile to ride some of the bumps along that road. Keep up the wonderful work and know that there are very many of us who may not be less vocal about the product, but as someone said earlier it's because we're too busy enjoying the music!

 

Thanks for your continued support and communication!

 

:beerchug:

post #10766 of 11943

I went with the HS-9 case for my X5. The aesthetic design of the hardware leaves a bit to be desired (but so do almost all of the other hi-fi DAPs), so being able to cover its face works best for me.

 

I'm not sure what's leather about it, but I still like it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm only mostly kidding about the X5's looks. I dig everything about it.

post #10767 of 11943

I can't seem to install the USB DAC drivers. I always get errors about pre-installation.

post #10768 of 11943
You need to disable driver enforcement in Windows
post #10769 of 11943

Hi just got mine today and have a few Qs:

 

 

1. Is there a screen protector on there already? When I removed the tab it also removed a plastic sheet that it was attached to, wondering if this was the protector

 

2. Low and High gain, would high be for phones needing more power like cans?

post #10770 of 11943
Correct about the gain.

The X5 comes with a screen protector and I think it still has the final plastic layer left on when you open the box, so you probably just received the protector for the protector ;-).

If you get the X5 in the right light you should be able to see a fine line / edge just inside the metal borders of the screen.
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